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December, 2004


Name:                 Michael Gourley
Email:                mikeeg@ecoisp.com
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City:                 Williams
ProvinceorState:      OR
Country:              USA
Age:                  52
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Comments:             My country is in real trouble. My politicians are all corrupt and only work for the corporations. We give aid to foreign countries and make them take it in weapons to kill each other.xWhen will we all wake up and see that their are many paths up the mountain, the view at the top is the same. I love you my brothers and sisters, unconditionally, just the way you are. Wont you love me too?


Name:                 Frasier Sentins
Email:                frasiersentins@hotmail.com
URL:                 
City:                 Penticton
ProvinceorState:      BC
Country:              Canada
Age:                 
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Comments:             Wonderful site. Peace to everyone.


Name:                 Jean de Dieu Hakizimana
Email:                hakiza@rwandahope.com
URL:                  http://www.rwandahope.com
City:                 Vancouver
ProvinceorState:      BC
Country:              Canada
Age:                 
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Comments:             Keep up a good work, I visisted your site and We needs more site like that , Thank you. I will like to invite our brothers Africans to ask ourselves this question:" What Does Peace Mean to you? if you have an answer let me know at hakiza@rwandahope.com


Name:                 Nici
Email:                panda6668@web.de
URL:                  http://www.nicis-shop.de/fritzcard-dsl-fritz-card.htm
City:                 Saarland
ProvinceorState:      Germany
Country:              Europe
Age:                  27
Other:                non
Comments:             Its a verry nice page


Name:                 Lisa
Email:                lisa4free2004@yahoo.com
URL:                  http://www.nwdx.com
City:                 Salzburg
ProvinceorState:     
Country:              Austria
Age:                 
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Comments:             Congratulation, it was very interesting surfing around here, thanx for the information, greetings from Austria.


Name:                 anne
Email:                annewermer@yahoo.de
URL:                  http://www.jadedson.com
City:                 berlin
ProvinceorState:     
Country:              germany
Age:                 
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Comments:             Hello, a really interesting experience to visit your website. For sure i will come back soon. greets to all !


Name:                 Bob
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URL:                  http://www.geocities.com/botenth/rice.htm
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Comments:             How can we have peace with all this terror? As soon as bombs exploded, CNN announced that the FBI wanted to send a team to investigate the attack in Madrid. Was it at the request of Oliver North, the wannabe President who can't even be elected to Congress? Oliver North wields power through powerful contacts like Rumsfeld and Cheney. In the 1980's, Cheney and Rumsfield periodically left their day jobs and made their way to Andrews Air Force Base, outside Washington. From there, in the middle of the night, each man-joined by a team of forty to sixty federal officials and one member of Ronald Reagan's Cabinet slipped away to some remote location in the United States, such as a disused military base or an underground bunker. A convoy of lead-lined trucks carrying sophisticated communications equipment and other gear would head to each of the locations. Oliver North was the "action officer" within Reagan's National Security Council for the most highly classified programs of the Reagan Administration and the current Administration's capacity for leak-proof secrecy makes it difficult to expose  the secret plots that are invariably hatched by people who are as arrogant as Rumsfeld, Cheney and North are, but the condition of world affairs is a good indicator of all their handiwork. http://www.geocities.com/botenth/rice.htm


Name:                 Bernd
Email:                schloofi@lycos.de
URL:                  http://www.nwdx.com
City:                 Berlin
ProvinceorState:      Berlin
Country:              Germany
Age:                 
Other:               
Comments:             This site is very interesting and informativ, thanx and go on like this.


Name:                 suzi
Email:                the_best@gmx.net
URL:                  http://www.playaround.de
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Age:                  26
Other:               
Comments:             great site, well done


Name:                 Wais Nahzat
Email:                afghanottawa@yahoo.com
URL:                  http://www.afghanpeace.ca
City:                 Ottawa
ProvinceorState:      Ontario
Country:              Canada
Age:                 
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Comments:             I was interested to read such a comprehensive and resourceful website. May I also invite you add our link and visit our website, http://www.afghanpeace.ca . Peace wins.


Name:                 Kirarira
Email:                mediapeace@yahoo.co.uk
URL:                  www.peaceandtolerance.8m.com
City:                 Kampala
ProvinceorState:      kigezi
Country:              Uganda
Age:                  41
Other:                Still putting up our web page
Comments:             Let us join hands and embrace those who think that peace cant be achieved by coming together and prove creative and come out with a formula that will lead us to achieve peace To the peace loving people of the world, let us concentrate on the commonalities and unity under diversity for the sake of enjoying the good world God created for us Never destroy what you can't create.


November, 2004


Name:                 William Wallace
Email:                notowaroniraq@hotmail.com
URL:                  http://expage.com/notowar
City:                 Sydney
ProvinceorState:      NSW
Country:              Australia
Age:                  40
Other:               
Comments:             'PRE-EMPTIVE WAR IS NO SOLUTION' SAYS NO TO WAR - AUSTRALIA We are trying to get people to stop and think and see that the Bush administrations doctrine of Pre-emptive War is not only not a solution to terrorism, but we believe a recipe for continuous warfare between the west and the Islamic world (possibly spanning generations) that can only end up resulting in disaster for all of us. Ordinary people have to stand up and oppose the hate being generated by these fundamentalists (east and west) if we are to leave to our children and grandchildren a peacefull and prosperous planet. We feel one of the best way to start; is to help stop the current attempt at historical revisionism and start asking just why did the United States and its allies, nurture Al Queda and other allied Islamic terror groups in the first place; and why today do they feel unable to face up to the truth, and admit to the previous links between the CIA and Bin Laden; when on!
ly a decade ago they were 'cock a hoop' about the role these terror groups (who they funded to the tune of 6 billion dollars and called 'freedom fighters') played in helping speed up the break up of the Soviet Block by defeating the then pro Soviet Afghan government and Soviet forces in Afghanistan. 


Name:                 SAm
Email:               
URL:                  http://www.guenstigesms.de
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Country:              Germany
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Comments:             Great site, I bookmarked it already, go on like this!


Name:                 jr
Email:               
URL:                  http://www.internetnewsdaily.com
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Country:              usa
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Comments:             God Bless


Name:                 Alex
Email:                http://ourlyrics.net/
URL:                  http://ourlyrics.net/
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Comments:             The time is coming when many will be asked to fight. We are being primed for an epic battle, the enemy has been identified and duly villified.  It matters not what side of the conflict your are on, you've been told who the enemy is and that they are evil and you are good.  What can you do?  Say NO.


Name:                 jenny
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URL:                  www.jennynorth.com
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Comments:             Peace is good. I like peace


Name:                 Mr Clyde Framis
Email:                clydeframis419@yahoo.com
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Comments:             Thanks.   Interesting site.


Name:                 Brian
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URL:                  http://ablehosting.com
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Comments:             Excellent resource of information.


  I am Predicting that protest marches and all other activities will do good only to raise awareness. The Human Species will be able to free itself from our current imprisonment by militaristic governments by conducting worldwide sit down strikes. I predict that ,by starting on November 1st. 2004 with a strike demanding that President Bush resign and seek Psychiatric help ,we can begin to reverse the perverse course that Mankind has been led on by the ridiculous modern governments that have managed to create a condition in the World making it possible for the Extinction of Life on Earth.
Thank You for giving this matter consideration.

Love, Jerry Thrunk


Name:                 Romulo B. Halabaso
Email:                rbhalabaso@yahoo.com
URL:                  www.geocities.com/rbhalabaso
City:                 Quezon City
ProvinceorState:      Metro Manila
Country:              Philippines
Age:                  43
Other:               
Comments:             I believe that "One sure way for a regime of violence and terror to rule over the next generation is for peace educators of today to simply do nothing." We invite you also to visit our website (Peace Education Philippines) at URL: www.geocities.com/rbhalabaso


October, 2004


Name:                 William Wallace
Email:                notowaroniraq
URL:                  http://expage.com/notowar
City:                 Sydney
ProvinceorState:      NSW
Country:              Australia
Age:                  42
Other:                Pacifist
Comments:             The Bully - One Year Ago
In September 2001, the school bully was playing happily in the schoolyard. We will call him Sam, to disguise his true identity. One morning, out of the blue, a friend of one of the children attacked Sam with a catapult and smashed both his knee caps.
Some of the children in the yard hoped that the terrible pain might cause Sam to pause, and take stock of why he was so widely hated, particularly by some of the children who did not share his right-wing fundamentalist beliefs. This was, they thought, perhaps a chance for a new order to be established in the playground, and for Sam and some lesser bullies to start working constructively with them.
However, sadly this was not to be. Although still unsure who had attacked him or why, Sam lashed out at one of the weakest children, admittedly one who was highly unpopular in the yard, due to his drug dealing, harboring of terrorists and destruction of works of art.
Some of the other children, who had also been behaving badly, decided to behave better, and stopped fighting or agreed to decommission their weapons. This suggests that, had Sam behaved in a more constructive way after the attack, much good could have come from the tragedy.
However, the main effect, one year later, has been to reinforce Sam's bullying nature and has made him even more paranoid than he was before. He is continuing to threaten to beat up a number of children who he does not like, and one in particular.
Sam is at this very moment planning a home invasion to destroy the dangerous toys that Sam thinks this lad is hiding in his bedroom. Unfortunately Sam is completely blind to the fact that such attacks will only increase the level of hatred against him, and will surely lead to more vicious attacks such as that last year. He is so confident of his great size and technological prowess that he completely ignores the advice of most his friends and of the school council. He is convinced that God is on his side and that all the other children should adopt his ideology.
Sam is also the major polluter in the schoolyard, and steadfastly refuses to adopt the pollution control measures agreed by almost all the other rich kids. In this, as in his intention to destroy more of his enemies, he has one strong supporter from the south of the schoolyard, known as Little John. Little John is too puny to achieve much sway in the schoolyard on his own, and is so keen to have Sam's (somewhat illusory) protection from other bullies, that he blindly supports Sam's outrageous activities. Two-faced Tony who lives to the east of the school swimming pool is also an enthusiastic and unquestioning supporter of Sam.
So why is Sam, who so much wants to be loved, hated so profoundly?
Is it because he supports other bullies, including one who occupies other children's gardens and destroys their camps?
Is it because he enforces vicious sanctions against some of his enemies, causing untold misery to their families?
Is it because of his love of meddling in everyone else's affairs (such as their approach to drugs control)?
Is it because he forces the school council to adopt his policies, despite the fact that he is far behind in paying his fees?
Is it because he is so stingy in assisting the poorer children?
Is it because he imposes barriers to other children's exports, exacerbating poverty?
Is it because he refuses to ratify the biological weapons convention or to support the international criminal court?
Is it because he forces poor children to eat the (genetically modified) crumbs left after he has finished his lunch (and fed his dog)?
For all these reasons and more.
Can he change his ways? Unlikely.
Can Sam's current approach improve the level of contentment in the schoolyard? Almost certainly not. The future is dark and threatening, with a third schoolyard war a real risk.
Moral: if someone breaks your knee caps, try first to understand why and address the causes. Don't kick wildly with both legs, or you will certainly end up on your back.

Another year has passed, and Sam, the schoolyard bully, has been busy.  The schoolyard has not been a happy place. Sam has almost recovered from the damage he suffered in September 2001, but is still thrashing around like a mad thing, trying to make sure it does not happen again.
Sam unilaterally decided (on the basis of fabricated evidence) that one of the Muslim children (named Shiraq - not to be confused with the leader of the Frog gang) was concealing weapons and had been consorting with terrorists.  Despite massive opposition from almost all the children and the school council, Sam proceeded with his long-planned invasion, and systematically destroyed as many of Shiraq's buildings as he could, causing untold shock and awe (his cute euphemism for death and destruction).  Many thousands of Shiraq's family suffered collateral damage (ie, they were killed or had their arms or legs blown off).  More will die for the next few thousand years because of Sam's immoral use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium shells. 
Sadly in this insane endeavour, he was supported by Two-faced Tony (from the east of the school swimming pool) and by Little John from the south.  Little John's support is understandable (if inexcusable) since he so much wants to be liked by Sam that he will do almost anything to please him, and like a stupid little dog, rolls over onto his back to be tickled by Sam at every opportunity.  Perhaps he believes that this will persuade Sam to protect him from the local Asian gang, which he seems to think would like to steal his patch of desert.
Two-faced Tony is a different kettle of cod - he tries to be seen as a balanced and pragmatic leader, and we can only surmise that a couple of wires got crossed in his normally quite sensible brain on this issue.  Whatever the cause, many of Tony's closest friends including some of his own gang have come to despise him, and it is unlikely that he will remain as their leader for much longer.  His gang may even be voted out of power, the problem with this being that the opposition gang's policies are even more ridiculous than Tony's.
So what of all the weapons young Shiraq was thought to be developing and/or hiding?  He certainly did not use them when Sam and his cronies burst into his house with guns blazing in March.  "He must have hidden them" grumbled Sam, "maybe in his sandpit or perhaps in the mud under the dead lagoon". However, even though thousands of Sam's lackeys have searched almost every inch of the sand pit, as well as his house and outbuildings, not a trace of the weapons has been found.
Sam's other pretext for going to war - Shiraq's links to the terrorists who broke his kneecaps in September 2001, and who Sam evicted from their house in a previous home invasion, always appeared absurd. The terrorists detested Shiraq as much or more than they did Sam.
"Well, never mind" said Sam, "after all Shiraq was a pretty terrible guy - even if he did not have those weapons and had no links to terror, he and his bathist party mates deserved to be kicked out. After all, we need the oil that lies under their garden."
Sam's soldiers still occupy Shiraq's house.  They are becoming depressed that the people now see them as oppressors rather than the liberators they believed themselves to be.  Sam still cannot see that the secular (if unpleasant) regime he destroyed is likely to be replaced by a fundamentalist one that is at least as unpleasant, if not by civil war.
Other school boys, whose domestic policies are almost as awful as Shiraq's and some who are developing their own weapons of mass deception appear to be next on Sam's hit list.  Undeterred by the intense hatred that has resulted from his actions, Sam seems determined to try to rid the world of all he thinks are his enemies (and maybe one day others who control the resources that his insatiable economy demands).
It is a pity Sam was such a poor student, flunking both history and geography. Otherwise, he might understand that all empires ultimately fall, and that his vision of himself as a 21st century Genghis Khan will certainly end, perhaps in a vast mushroom cloud, which will destroy the school and most of its children.
So what else has happened in the past year?  Sam remains a terrible world citizen, who opposes every humane and sensible resolution proposed by the school council, over which sadly he has a power of veto.  Even as you read this, his weapons designers are developing new ways to kill you, including small nuclear weapons to kill those cowards who hide in bunkers and caves in the hope of escaping the cluster bombs and napalm he used against Shiraq.  He is undoubtedly the schoolyard's greatest threat to peace and harmony.  How so many of his family have been beguiled into supporting his actions is a mystery; or perhaps a testament to the power of propaganda.
Sam still does not see that he cannot be the sheriff to all the world. He cannot impose his will against the opposition of virtually all the other children and the school council.  Maybe it is not entirely his fault, since he appears to be a bit mentally retarded (perhaps due to the alcohol-induced destruction of the majority of his brain cells).  Some blame it on the Neocon gang, which has infiltrated all of the positions of power in Sam's household and whose program for world domination he slavishly follows.  Whatever the cause, his policies in almost every sector are unbelievably selfish and in the end destructive of world peace and order.  His economic policies are not much better.
Happily not everything is negative. Many members of Sam's own household have turned against his outrageous policies.  Many of his newspapers and TV stations, though still far from balanced, at least now recognise that his actions were illegal and immoral and contrary to the fundamental principles not only of the school council, but also of the church he claims to belongs to.  Hopefully, enough of Sam's family will come to recognise him for the lunatic he is that he will soon be impeached or at least not be re-elected as their head.
Moral (if there is one): Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, but if you're Sam, why worry? If anyone complains, just squash them or boycott their wine.


February, 2004


Name:                 Dr.Abdullahi Farah Qaarey
Email:                avv_qaarey@hotmail.com
URL:                 
City:                 Malmo
ProvinceorState:      Skåne
Country:              Sweden
Age:                  45
Other:                ambassador of peace and democracy in Somalia.
Comments:             peace is like a water or oxygen. With out water and oxygen no one can live it. Some times peace can not be created without International support. t ex Somalia we have failed because of the outsiders.


Name:                 Beth Gutek
Email:                bgutek@yahoo.com
URL:                  http://www.renaissancealliance.org/
City:                 Freeland
ProvinceorState:      MI
Country:              USA
Age:                  53
Other:               
Comments:             I was delighted to find your site, it has many useful resources. I belong to a Global Renaissance Alliance (GRA)Peace Circle (http://www.renaissancealliance.org/). This is a small group of people who support each other in our peaceful views and our individual activities toward a better world.  We sometimes vary from our set format at our meetings, but we always do a group meditation of at least 20 min., then share our visions. We believe that peace starts with each one of us, that we need to maintain our own internal peace if we are going to be able to promote peace as a concept for our communities and the world.  It has made a tremendous difference in all of our lives.  I think a therapist would call this "group therapy". In a country like the US, where "Peace Keeping" is often enacted in a war-like manner, we need this group to stay focused. Thanks again for your website.


Name:                 Sushil Koirala
Email:                sushilkoirala100@hotmail.com
URL:                 
City:                 Chengdu
ProvinceorState:      Sichuan
Country:              China, a Nepalese Nationality
Age:                  21
Other:                Presently overseas student here.
Comments:             I am very glad to know about your initiatives. Peace is the urgent need of the world and Peace is a must.I want to join your efforts of bringing peace.Let me know if I can anything from here.Let us commit ourselves for peace.I agree that the best defense to war and stop it is to make them love peace. The attitudes of not only people but the political leaders should be changed.Only then we will succeed. May peace prevail Sincerely, SUSHIL KOIRALA


Name:                 David Garen
Email:                dgaren@cablerocket.com
URL:                 
City:                 Canby (near Portland)
ProvinceorState:      Oregon
Country:              USA
Age:                  52
Other:               
Comments:             I discovered your web site a few months ago and appreciate it very much.  I am trying to determine what I can do to participate in the global peace movement.  I am particularly interested in the role that environmental protection and sustainability can play within the concept of peace, as this is related to my profession.  Being fluent in the German language, I am also interested in the peace movement in German-speaking Europe, and, being an admirer of Canada, I am interested in USA-Canada connections in peace.  I am a member of a Mennonite church, so this gives me a spiritual tie-in to peace.  Now that my children are almost grown, I am searching for a cause to devote myself to with the extra time that I will have.  I think peace is it.  I would welcome others to contact me with suggestions of things to get involved in or collaborations that might be possible.


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Comments:             Peace, for those who need a clearer definition, is 'the absence of violence'. This whole peace thing...it isn't ridiculous. Don't call someone a 'hippie' if they're thinking and hoping about peace! I mean, no one likes war and hostility right? Protecting and serving your country is fine, but killing innocent people goes way too far. People say that this peace thing started in the 60's. NOT TRUE! Peace has been going on for centuries, and it's even been included in some every-day phrases. Everyone needs 'some peace and quiet' right? Well, act now! Every day peacekeepers are out there trying to keep peace in underdeveloped countries. Underdeveloped countries are countries or areas in which fighting occurs daily.